Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Florence, Italy.
  • adj. Having or characterized by a dull chased or rubbed finish. Used of gold.
  • adj. Prepared, cooked, or served with spinach.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Florence, Italy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the Italian city of Florence.
  • n. A native or resident of the Italian city of Florence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging or relating to Florence, in Italy.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of Florence, a city in Italy.
  • n. A kind of silk.
  • n. A kind of pudding or tart; a kind of meat pie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to Florence, the chief city of Tuscany, in Italy.
  • n. A native or an inhabitant of Florence.
  • n. [lowercase] A silk textile fabric, of solid and durable make, used for wearing-apparel.
  • n. Same as florence, 2.
  • n. [lowercase] A kind of pie having no crust beneath the meat.
  • n. [lowercase] Same as fanchonnette.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a native or resident of Florence, Italy
  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the city of Florence

Etymologies

Latin Flōrentīnus, from Flōrentia, Florence, Italy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French florentin. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of our best reporters was a Rhodes scholar specializing in Florentine history.

    Woodstein U: Notes on the Mass Production and Questionable Education of Journalists

  • Through the fumes of a certain number of bottles and various glasses of various liquors, Giroudeau pointed out to Philippe a plump and agile little ballet-girl whom he called Florentine, whose good graces and affection, together with the box, belonged to him as the representative of an all-powerful journal.

    The Celibates

  • One time, at a club called Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, only twenty-five tickets were sold.

    Fallin’ Up

  • I started with a slice of mushroom quiche, and then had the Eggs Florentine, which is a casserole involving spinach and eggs and I don't even know what else.

    Chez Maurice Le Bourgogne

  • What is known as Florentine work is carried out in a stitch of this kind.

    Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving

  • The first and the last named have cleared his name from the aspersions of centuries; the second and third, in their endeavors to magnify Columbus by belittling Vespucci, have not convinced posterity that the Florentine was a liar and a villain.

    Amerigo Vespucci

  • It may be argued that not Vespucci, but another (name unknown), was the commander of this expedition; but while this other was nominally in command, the Florentine was the chief pilot, the navigator, and directed the ships along their courses without mishap.

    Amerigo Vespucci

  • The Florentine was a citizen, a banker, a workman, a carder of wool, a weaver of silk, indeed; but he was also always a lover, and always a soldier; that is, always half a poet.

    Wisdom, Wit, and Pathos of Ouida Selected from the Works of Ouida

  • CABIROLLE (Agathe-Florentine), known as Florentine; born in 1804.

    Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 1

  • Vegetarian variation: you can omit the Canadian Bacon altogether, OR you can wilt fresh spinach and place it on the muffins for Eggs Florentine, which is divine in its own right.

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